Posted On: 10/8/17 10:15 AM

The Granite Ridge Conference, now entering its 7th season, is going to be one tough conference this year, possibly the toughest it has been since Princeton bolted back to the Mississippi 8 after the 2013 season. Everybody except, possibly, Albany and Little Falls will be better this year. The big question mark is Zimmerman. They’ll win the championship, barring injuries, but will they be better than last year? Becker will be a bunch better, Foley will be better, Milaca will be a little better, Mora will be better, St. Cloud Cathedral will be a little better.

Mora won the 1st Granite Ridge title back in 2012 at 11-1, then has won just 5 conference games in the 5 years since but, like I said, they’ll be much better. Albany won 4 conference titles in a row, then dropped to 2nd at 12-2 last year, despite an amazing front line of Erin Navratil, Madison Schmitz and Emily Johnson. All 3 are now gone, so they’ll be fortunate to match last year’s record, but the cupboard is not empty.  Finally, Zimmerman stormed to its 1st title at 13-1 last year, and it’s got everybody back except point guard Danielle Williams. But Alyssa

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